FLSA is a federal law that generally requires employers to pay overtime wages of time and a half (1 ½) to certain employees for work performed in excess of forty (40) hours per week. This may include employees who work forced to work “off the clock” to those who were told they are “exempt” but truly are not. In addition, employer ask employees to take "comp" time instead of overtime wage. Most employees should be paid time and a half for each hour they work over 40 in a workweek.
There are time limits that will bar your from filing any claims for overtime and unpaid wages.
Under Federal FLSA, the time period for which you can file a claim against your employer for unpaid wages is 2 years from the date of the violation, but in some cases you have 3 years (willful violations). Under statute, the employer that violated the law should pay an employee's reasonable attorney’s fees, costs and expenses.
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